I love the little detail adding a picot creates. It’s just so pretty. I’ve been crocheting them “wrong” for years… nothing horrible. I was missing one little step. I would get a very similar effect, but if we’re going to do it, we should do it right. Today’s how to crochet, is how to properly execute a picot stitch (which is really a bunch of little stitches together). If you can single crochet (sc), chain (ch), and slip stitch, (sl st), then you can make a little picot. It adds so much more awesome to your crochet work.
Picots are usually found on the edging of crochet work, and sometimes within the rows and rounds of open work crochet. They create a nice little detail and are really easy to make.
The official way to make a picot is to simply chain 3 (ch 3), and slip stitch (sl st) in the 1st chain (ch) made. It’s that simple. You can do this on every stitch for more texture to your border, on corners, in between a set number of crochet stitches… wherever. You can also make your chain count whatever you want it to be. It can be 5 chain stitches or 3. It will depend on your pattern, or if you’re not using a pattern, what kind of look you are going for.
I’m going to show you how I’ve been making my picots. I single crochet (sc) or slip stitch (sl st) in my stitch, chain 3 (ch 3), and then would make another single crochet (sc) or slip stitch (sl st) in the same stitch.
Like I said before, it’s similar. I like it with the added slip stitch (sl st) in the 1st chain (ch) better though. You can see the difference between my picots from the stitch on the left and the correct way to make picots on the right 2 stitches.